Film coating machine (homemade) on Flickr
Photos of a homemade film coating machine. Click on the thumbnails for bigger pictures.
This is not mine... I just noticed the photographs.
Photos of an abandoned Kodak plant.
someone get in touch with the builder !!
Well, since it is now clear that someone has created a coating machine (2 years ago!!), that miniaturized automated emulsion making can't be too far behind. Combine both of these ideas in your basement (automated emulsion making and film coating), and multiply that by however many you care to imagine, and you might start a new "mini-micro custom film maker" phenomenon.
I would love to see some examples of the results. Especially considering the number of layers that were coated (see the 4th photo in the series).
Better yet, I would love to see technical details of the machine, particualrly the multi-layer coater. And many close up photos, of course.
After seeing this technological flight of fancy take to the air, why on earth should I stop at manual methods of emulsion making?
Very, very nice indeed.
(edit) Actually, seeing the photos of the coating machine is giving me plenty of construction ideas. Too bad I threw away my erector set :) I guess I can always use Legos.